Friday, January 31, 2014

Wrapping up Day and Night

We just wrapped up our study of day and night and are moving on to patterns of events in seasons now. Here are the final things we did with day and night. 

We made a Venn Diagram to compare things we do during the day, things we do at night, and things we do during both. You can download the pictures for the Venn here
Since we have been use firefighters to learn about nonfiction text features, we use the books Snowmen at Night and Snowmen at Work to think about "What do Firefighters do at Night." I was going to use a Double Bubble thinking map instead of a Venn Diagram, but then I was not sure if my students would be able to come up with very many things that firefighters only do at night. It would have worked out with the Double Bubble though. 
The book Big Frank's Fire Truck is one of my favorite books about firefighters. It is perfect for showing students an example of a 24 shift and what firefighters do during the day and night. 

We reviewed the large flow map we made last week. Then we made our own flow maps to show the position of the sun and the moon as it moves throughout the day and into the night. We focused on the pattern of the movement throughout the day. 

Here are a few more links for day and night. 

You can find more of my posts on lessons for day and night here
You can download the individual day and night flow map from google docs here
You can find my day and night unit on TPT here

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